This guest post is by Noella Schink. When I had the chance at a dirt-cheap air fare from Boston to Dublin a few years ago, I took it—even though the caveat was that the trip could only be one week long. I hadn’t been to Ireland before, and was eager to visit, even with the […]
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This guest post is by Mandy Kilinskis. I think society has matured to the point where we can all openly admit that we’re nerds about something. And whether we’re architecture nerds or music nerds, we like to incorporate that into our travels. So if you’re looking to make your next trip a little nerdy, one […]
As the winter doldrums set in, with this photo we’re reminded of breezier days soon to come. This photo was taken on the Marathon Island in the Florida Keys by my sunrise-loving mother, who is off jetsetting with my equally cool dad while I’m holding down the fort back home.
This guest post is by Mandy Kilinskis. Every year, over 4.2 million people flock to Vatican City. Some go for the religious devotion, some go for the unique and stunning architecture, and some go for the deeply historical value. If I asked you what other places in the world have the same criteria, you’d probably […]
Coming to the end of a spectacular ride through Cade’s Cove, a wide and striking valley with wistful pastures nestled into the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, I pulled over next to a small wooded lot just at twilight and got out to stretch my legs. I could see an opening in the woods ahead marked […]
Guest post by Liana Vitali, founder of Blackberry Food Blog. If I told you there was a place you could swim in one of the nation’s largest spring-fed pools, experience the sight (and smell) of 1.5 million bats flying five feet from your face and eat life-changing Indian food that will make you question the […]
Packing can become quite complicated and packing to stay healthy on your trip can sometimes be overlooked. Traveling to exotic destinations that require specialized medications makes it seem as though all you have is a mobile pharmacy and no room for clothes in your suitcase. To make healthy packing easier, here are some essentials for […]
This week’s photos for the Snapshot of the Week feature are generously provided by the newly hitched Melissa Rustong. Thanks Melissa, and congratulations! Hilton Moorea Lagoon and Spa Tahiti: the ultimate honeymoon destination. With huts dotting the gleaming South Pacific Ocean, crystal clear water and both black AND white sand beaches, there’s no reason to […]
This week’s Snapshot of the Week contributor, Katie Stratman, calls Denver, Colorado home. She loves to spend her free time exploring all Colorado has to offer, from running and hiking to skiing and mountain biking, and can usually be found outside… unless she is busy in the kitchen baking her (someday) world famous Katie’s Kookies. Living […]
This fantastic guest post is written by Miellyn Fitzwater Barrows, a published essayist and travel writer, a television writer and producer, a produced screenwriter and playwright, and (if that’s not enough) she also writes for games. Fenway! I recently spent a Friday afternoon through Monday night in Boston, Massachusetts doing almost nothing that you would […]
Welcome to Packed Suitcase!
Packed Suitcase is a travel blog featuring quick, satisfying trips that can easily be done in a weekend from a mid-Atlantic home base.
All throughout the site, you'll find inspiration, tips, gorgeous photography and itineraries for the best quick-trip destinations, with special emphasis on showing the awesome side of lesser-known places and experiences.
Have weekend travels worthy of the Monday morning water cooler… without having to take a lot of time off of work.
My name is Chris and I'm a National Geographic Channel producer by day and a freelance travel blogger and photographer by night.
I’m passionate about empowering and enabling readers to find accessible ways to travel within their time-off constraints to become weekend warriors.
My Most Popular Post
The Day I Drank 282 Year-Old Rum
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On a recent trip to Southern Delaware, I was given a shot of rum from a 282 year-old bottle recovered from a 1733 Spanish shipwreck. Whoa...